Weekly Disciple
June 14, 2019
Join us for worship this Sunday!
Numbers 6:22-27
The Priestly Benediction
22 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:  23 Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the Israelites: You shall say to them,
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
27 So they shall put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.
Midsummer Music Marathon
Saturday, June 22
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for an amazing day of music at St. John’s – our Midsummer Music Marathon benefiting Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless!! Featuring some of New Mexico’s finest musicians including Jim Ahrend, Joel Becktell, The Bosque Bassoon Band, Kristin Ditlow, Frederick Frahm, Kimberly Fredenburgh, Amy Greer, Michael Hix, Dianna Hughes, Robert Lah, Tzufeng Liu, Ruxandra Marquardt, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque, Shea Perry, Fred Sturm, Kevin Vigneau, Jacqueline Zander-Wall, and Karen Marrolli. Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for students. Come and go as you like! Tickets available here!

Congratulations to our 2019 Confirmands!
Our 2019 Confirmation Class celebrated their journey with a Confirmation service that featured Ken Medema!
Replacing SMART Camp is our new, musicality-oriented Encore Music Camp! The camp runs from Monday, July 8th until Friday, July 12th here at St. John’s. This program is for both children and youth, children participating in general music, drum circle, music and movement, and art classes (a full lunch is included). Youths will participate in choir classes, intensive music learning, private voice lessons, yoga, music and movement, and percussion classes. For more information, and registration, click here .
Weekly Prayer Calendar
Friday, June 14th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our youth workers for the summer program.

Saturday, June 15th
Prayers for God to guide and bless our children's SS teachers and helpers.

Sunday, June 16th
Prayers that God will bless all of our Fathers. 

Monday, June 17th
Prayers for God to guide and bless all of the children attending VBS this week. May they learn while they are having fun.
Tuesday, June 18th
Prayers for God to guide and bless all of the VBS leaders this week give them the words they need, the energy and stamina throughout the week.

Wednesday, June 19th
Prayers for God to watch over all of those who are traveling. May they be safe and rested.

Thursday, June 20th
Prayers for God to heal those needing healing. Be with medical teams to guide them to help that healing.  

We will be hosting the NW Emmaus Community's monthly gathering. We will gather at 11:00 am in the SonShine Café, potluck lunch at 11:30 am, and service to follow. All those who have attended an Emmaus Walk, and those interested in finding out about a Walk, please attend! For more information please contact Mike and Linn Furnish at 884-6626.

CALLED CHURCH CONFERENCE - Sunday, June 23 after 11:00 am service
A charge conference is scheduled for June 23rd at 12pm in the sanctuary. District Superintendent, Rev. Craig Cockrell will preside over this meeting. The compensation package of Rev. Kelly Giese to the part-time position of Associate Pastor of St John's United Methodist Church will be presented for approval. All conference members should plan on attending. For additional information regarding the appointment of Rev. Kelly Giese, please contact Vance Behr, SPRC Chair .

OMELETTE BAR NEXT SUNDAY - Sunday, June 23 from 8:00 am - 12:45 pm
Every fourth Sunday of the month! Come and get your delicious omelettes made to order from over twenty choices of ingredients. In the Sonshine Cafe, cost is only $5!

The St. John’s Endowment Foundation helps fund special projects outside the normal operating budget by distributing earnings from our invested endowments. As you might guess, the more the investments… the more the earnings. One way to help increase these investments is to designate a gift to the Foundation in honor or memory of someone special. The person honored or the family remembered will receive a letter acknowledging your gift. This gift will then become a part of the endowments serving the needs of the church for years to come. For more information contact Janice McCrary, Executive Director at 883-9717.
It's summertime and the fresh fruit is falling. That means...PIES! Please join St. John's in making pies for the Asbury Cafe, open during the State Fair. The pie parties will be in Chef Tim's kitchen and the FLC on these Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am: June 25, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 6, and August 13. If we need to make more pies it will be done on August 20. If you have questions contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo.com or 505-450-9978. Thank you for helping!"

Summer is in full swing and the behind the scenes work has begun for Asbury Pie Café. There are already two training sessions being held at St. John's. If you are interested in working at Asbury Pie Café, please come on Wednesday, June 26th at 6pm & Wednesday, July 3rd at 6pm in RM 151. It is a great way to learn the new things happening at the Asbury Café AND meet other volunteers you might be working with. If you have questions please contact Jenn Shields at jennshields200@yahoo or 505-450-9978. See you Soon!

WOMEN’S EMMAUS WALK - September 19 - 22
The NW Emmaus Community will be holding a Women's Emmaus Walk in September. If you are interested in attending, finding our more information, or if you'd like to sponsor a woman on this Walk, please contact Linn and Mike Furnish at 884-6626.

If you had your picture taken or submitted a photo for the directory, please stop by the Hospitality Center to pick up your FREE directory. We do not have extra copies of the directory so If you wish to purchase a photo directory, please sign up at the Hospitality Center. Cost is $10; payable at time of signup.

Over the course of the approximately 11 weeks required to complete the installation the plan is to never leave the church unprotected. All areas of the church will be affected, and activities during the workday will have to accommodate the Heights Security System workers. Heights is making every effort to minimize impact on church activities. During the first 8-10 days of the installation spools of cable will be coned off in the halls.

St. John’s—2019 marks the year of our next Confirmation Class! We have a great group of four exceptional students, and we want to pair each student up with an established member of St. John’s to be a Prayer Partner. Please email Jarrod if you would like to join in: jconyers@stjohns-abq.org

Children & Families needs two tablets that can connect to the internet, used or new. If you have one to donate please contact Therese Macali at newsound@stjohns-abq.org.

Looking for something to read? Have something you're done reading that you'd like to share? Check out our brand new "Book Swap" in the southwest hallway - take one (or many!) books...leave a book...let's join together this summer in reading! Kids' books are welcome too!
It's time, again, to begin sorting, organizing, and pricing your donations for our UMW rummage sale, scheduled for the last weekend in July. Please look for detailed information --- concerning donation drop-off, suggested pricing, and volunteer sign-ups --- in the Hospitality Centers. This is a church-wide effort to raise money for missions, so we welcome any and all of you to participate! Thank you.
Youth News
We are still looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with VBS this week! VBS starts tomorrow, June 17! Contact Therese at newsound@stjohns-abq.org to volunteer.

This week is the Conference Summer Camp for all Sr. High and Mid-High students happening down at Sacramento! The camp runs from June 17-21.

RAMP PROJECT - Saturday, June 22
We will be building a wheelchair ramp in town next Saturday. Meet in the West parking lot at 8:00 am. We will be back by early afternoon. Pack a lunch, work gloves, and sunscreen.

This Sunday is Father’s Day, so there will be no Reel to Real. Join us back next Sunday, June 23 with the amazing blockbuster adventure Captain Marvel (PG-13).

Bible study on the book of Jonah and ½ priced burgers happen this Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 pm. ½ prices shakes and board games go from 8:00-9:00 pm. Remember our new location at the Juan Tabo Sonic (3110 Juan Tabo Blvd NE) and also to bring your own money.

CARD SHARKS - Thursday, June 27
Join us for a swim party from 6:00-8:00 pm! In addition to swimming, we will teach card games like Spades, Hearts, ERS, and any other games you want to teach or play. We shall also play Underwater Poker!
Quintessence Choral Festival

We are still looking for tenors and basses to register for our 7th annual Summer Choral Festival! Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest are artists in residence here at St. John's.

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, we will perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and other pieces with our professional festival orchestra, under the direction of Quintessence Artistic Director Matthew Greer. In addition to rehearsing and performing masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms, participants can take advantage of group workshops and individual voice lessons, led by our fantastic teaching artists. Student singers are encouraged to audition for our Choral Scholars program, which will perform a set of pieces as well as be a part of the master choir. Rehearsals begin Saturday, July 20. Registration fee includes scores, a recording of the performance, an official festival t-shirt, and entrance to workshops, individual coaching sessions, and social events. To register, click here !
Weekly Activities

A Sunday nursery is available for young children in Room 138. See “This Week at St. John’s” for children’s Sunday School class locations.

The Family Spirit Class meets at 9:30 am Sunday on the second floor in the education wing across from the youth room. We will have a six-week study of Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus , beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, March 10. The book is available from Cokesbury or at Amazon. Discussion questions will be provided weekly as well as a video clip for class discussion. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Doug Sweet if you have questions at 554-6047.

TAI CHI - Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Family Life Center
It’s a great time to join the Tai Chi class. Tai Chi does not require physical fitness or coordination and may be done standing or seated with some modification. All age groups are welcome. No special clothing or equipment is required. Contact kathleen_sta@yahoo.com or 220-4814.

Know any moms of young children (birth through Kindergarten) who are in need of a place to connect, vent, relax, and decompress? Invite them to join us! We meet every first and third Wednesday from 10-noon upstairs in rooms 245/257. Childcare is provided. Questions? Contact Melissa at mmadara@stjohns-abq.org.
Mission & Outreach

See what’s happening in June for missions at St. John’s! Come by the Hospitality Center to pick up your copy.

This summer we will be collecting inexpensive sunglasses, sun screen, hats (all kinds), shelf stable regular and sugar free frozen pops (like Otter pops) and toiletries. Collecting through July!

JUNE SPECIAL OFFERING: Hopeworks and Mobile Food Pantry
June is the month to focus on feeding the poor. Chef Tim with a crew of volunteers take a meal for 200 to Hopeworks (formerly Project Share) ten times a year. Wonderful meals complete with some of Tim's great desserts! We need to raise $300 per meal. Secondly, every third Saturday Road Runner Food Bank delivers food for fifty families, which many volunteers set up and distribute. Many of the same families come each month and have become friends. Some stay around and help too. Last Christmas the children joined with St. John's kids in making gingerbread houses. Roadrunner asks us for $175 each month. So in June think food and please give generously!

Thanks to your continued generosity, we've been able to provide a "little something extra" to our Mobile Food Pantry guests these past two months. We'd like to continue this effort, throughout the month of June, by collecting rolls of paper towels to give to our guests. Wouldn't it be great if we could offer each household two rolls of paper towels? Please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers.

As it strives to meet the needs of low-income seniors in our community, as well as the grandchildren who may be living with them, Silver Horizons is currently in need of granola bars or protein bars, canned meats (all types), dry pasta and pasta sauces, and powdered milk. If you can provide any of these items, please place your donations in the wire baskets located in the Hospitality Centers. Thank you!
Prayer & Congregational Care
Janice McCrary is the recipient of the prayer quilt hanging in the Hospitality Center.
A person may be hospitalized or have another crisis in their life, and St. John’s may not know. Please call 883-9717 or the Emergency Pastor Contact Number at 331-8121.
If you know someone in need of comfort, healing, or encouragement, please consider giving them a shawl or lap robe that has been made with prayer. These can be found in the Hospitality Center.
If you would like someone to visit, call, or pray for a loved one or for yourself, please write to Claudia Giese, Congregational Care Coordinator, at cgiese@stjohns-abq.org or call 883-9717 ext. 128.
Getting Oriented

You can give to the church electronically by using a debit or credit card. Click the link below, or visit the Giving Page on the church website and follow the simple instructions found there.
Contact Us
(505) 883-9717
2626 Arizona St NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Questions? Contact Shea Perry at communicate@stjohns-abq.org
Shea is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays